Are there any specific housework/DIY things you hate in particular? I have one thing, which is actually not a really big chore, but I have it tagging along on my to-do lists for months at a time - checking the tyre pressure on my car. It takes me less than 10 minutes to do, but I just can't make myself do it. Silly, isn't it? Well, today I felt like I have earned an adulting gold star as I finally dragged myself out into the driveway and I was able to (finally) tick the task off my to-do list for a while. Obviously, I rewarded myself with some chocolate, as you do.
In addition to some other adulting stuff, like preparing healthy meals for next week (tomato and olive stuffed aubergines and a mushroom stew, in case you were wondering) I did get some play-time in the craft room. I was super excited to try the Cling Wrap technique from this month's CAS Mix Up (there are instructional videos on the challenge website). I just love the inspiration from this challenge, it's so much fun to try some of the new (to me) techniques. My "your choice" for this card was die cutting
I created two panels, the one to the left in the picture using Distress Oxides and the one to the right using Distress Inks. I added Perfect Pearls to the water I used to spritz the inks to create the silvery, shiny pattern on the panels. I love the look!
I then used the largest of STAMPlorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies to cut a tag from the panel I created with Distress Inks. I then die cut some flowers and leaves from coloured card using the Trendy Spring Blooms Dies. Last, I die cut a sentiment using Hugs Word die from a piece of grey card I had stamped using Flutter Zen Row and which was going to be part of another project but that never worked out. Waste not and all that...
I'm also linking up with Just Us Girls where Anything Goes and AAA Cards where the challenge is to be inspired by the quote "Let today be the start of something new" where my something new is of course the new technique I tried in this card.
Stamps: STAMPlorations Flutter Zen Row
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries
Dies: CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies, Trendy Spring Blooms Dies, Hugs Word Die
Other: Perfect Pearls